Why A Vegan Diet Will Help You Live Longer
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Why A Vegan Diet Will Help You Live Longer

It's more than just animal rights.

Why A Vegan Diet Will Help You Live Longer

Vegans are sometimes misunderstood as fringe eaters with a weird passion for animal rights. Nope, that's wrong. Although many vegans do feel passionately about animals, they care about other things too. It's time for others to see that a vegan diet and lifestyle goes beyond ethics into the reality of nutrition and health. Followed by a healthy, balanced vegan diet promises a host of health benefits in addition to prevention various diseases that occur throughout the world.

Most people think the vegan food diet is inedible, but it still tastes amazing. It may not look like your gourmet styled food, but it's still delicious.

What is a vegan? First off, vegetarians do not eat meat, fish, or poultry. Vegans, who are also vegetarians, do not use other animal products and by-products such as eggs, dairy products, honey, leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics, and soaps derived from animal products. A vegetarian and vegan are two completely different names, they just share similar ideas when it comes to food.

Why go vegan? People choose to be vegan for various reasons such as health, and the environment. For instance, some vegans feel that one promotes the meat industry by eating eggs and dairy products. That is, once dairy cows or egg-laying chickens are too old to be productive, they are often sold as meat. Therefore, since male calves do not produce milk, they usually are raised for veal or other products. Some people avoid these items because of conditions associated with their production.

Many vegans choose this lifestyle to enhance a more humane and caring environment. Vegans know they are not perfect, but believe they have a responsibility to try to do their best, while not being judgmental of others. According to an article published by PETA, approximately 2.5 percent of people in the U.S. are vegans!

Main reasons people go vegan:

Animal Rights



Organizations that stand up for animal rights:






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